Last night I got a chance to catch Australia’s newest rockers┬áThe Temper Trap in front of a sold out crowd at the 930 Club. It’s rare to see a band for the first time, absolutely love them, and know moments later that you will never see them again in such an intimate setting. Everything about The Temper Trap screams stadiums, radio, and MTV, and for some reason that doesn’t necessarily

Spain’s Delorean were all the rave at this year’s SXSW and the timing could not have been better. Their highly anticipated single “Stay Calm”, a euphoric pop-heavy summer jam, was released last week and has garnered outstanding reviews across the board. Imagine the perfect first track for your next road-trip playlist… Delorean – Stay close (mp3)

Thursday, Plant Music is taking over the U Street Music Hall for a night of won’t-stop-can’t-stop partying! EVERYONE WHO COMES THROUGH THE DOORS GETS A FREE SCION A/V V.29 PLANT MUSIC CD with 12 exclusive tracks by Tittsworth feat. Ninjasonik, The Glass, Will Eastman, Kap10Kurt and many more. Check out the link below for more info. The label, just like U Hall itself, is owned and operated by DJs who

Saturday night is the first Bliss Dance Party at its new home, U Street Music Hall! RSVP here and get ready with an excellent mix from guest DJ Harry Hotter (AVLG, TV Party). Harry Hotter – Bliss Blitz! Quick Mix (mp3) (Photo by Sexy Fitsum/iLLIMETER)

Part 1 Cults – “Go Outside” These guys are just starting to get some blog lovin’, and after listening to “Go Outside” it’s pretty clear the attention is deserved. Haunting, effortless, yet catchy, in the vein of Arcade Fire. Two Door Cinema Club – “What You Know” This song makes me do that goofy-white-guy-playing-drums-on-his-thighs-or-belly move, but I do so unashamedly. Tanlines – “Real Life” A grandiose cacophony of layered instrumentals.